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Say Anything… Filming Locations

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To celebrate today’s anniversary for Say Anything…, I’ve teamed up once again with the amazing Lindsay Blake to revisit all the locations from the 1989 film. While some 2nd unit footage was filmed in Seattle, all the key locations were filmed in the Los Angeles area. Let’s dive in!

 1. Corey Flood’s House (2545 Ganesha Avenue, Altadena) – Though an establishing shot of a traditional two-story home at 3627 Northwest 65th Court in Seattle was used to portray the residence of Lloyd’s gumptious BFF Corey Flood (Lili Taylor), all actual filming took place a good 1,100 miles away at a dwelling in Altadena.


 

2. Lloyd’s Apartment (318 South Canyon Blvd #3, Monrovia) – The non-descript apartment building where Lloyd lives with his sister, Constance (who was played by Cusack’s real life sister, Joan), and nephew, Jason (Glenn Walker Harris Jr.), is another San Gabriel Valley locale. The two-story complex can be found on a shady street in Monrovia, looking much the same today as it did onscreen 28 years ago. The actual interior of Unit #3, including the bathroom where Lloyd calls Diane for the first time, was utilized in the film.

3. Lakewood High School Graduation – Santa Monica College Amphitheatre (1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica) – The large amphitheater where Diane gives her famous “I’ve glimpsed our future and all I can say is, ‘Go back!’” valedictorian speech is sadly no longer standing. Formerly located at Santa Monica College, the arena was razed in 2009 to make way for a student services building.

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Apr 14, 2017

Lost in Translation – Say Anything…

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Non per soldi ma per amore. That’s the Italian name for Say Anything... The English translation is “not for the money…but for love.

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Jul 17, 2015

Say Anything… Turns 25!

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Going through boxes recently, we found the very first draft of “Say Anything….”  It began as a story about a golden girl, Diane Court, who also worked in her father’s nursing home, helping the residents through their “Golden Years.”  Over time, and many more drafts, the story also became about the lovelorn kick-boxing suitor — Lloyd Dobler — who identified himself and his mission in the very first scene.  Lloyd was so much fun to write as a character, and the collaboration to come with actor John Cusack remains a crackling reminder of what happens when the right people come together.

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Apr 14, 2014

Streaming in March

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Three of Cameron’s films are streaming in HD this month on Netflix. You can check out  Say Anything…Pearl Jam Twenty and Vanilla Sky via Netflix Watch Instantly if you are so inclined…

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Mar 4, 2014

The Spectacular Classics – Say Anything… & Almost Famous

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In conjunction with the release of James Ponsoldt‘s new coming of age film The Spectacular Now, there’s a unique opportunity to see other classic coming of age films on the big screen. This includes two of Cameron’s films (Almost Famous and Say Anything…), along with Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club.

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Jul 3, 2013

Paste: 50 Best Romantic Comedies

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It’s all you Annie Hall!

The always great Paste magazine shares their 50 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time and we thought you’d enjoy a little discussion around it.

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May 17, 2013

30 Greatest Rock & Roll Movie Moments

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Rob Sheff from Rolling Stone recently shared his 30 Greatest Rock & Roll Movie Moments. It’s a fun list and worth sharing with you all too!

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Mar 25, 2013

Boombox Cameos

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John Cusack and Cameron attended a couple of stops on Peter Gabriel’s So 25th Anniversary concert this past week and they each had the unique privilege to present Mr. Gabriel with a boombox just as “In Your Eyes” was starting (John at the Hollywood Bowl and Cameron at Santa Barbara). Pretty cool, huh? Pictures above are courtesy of Peter’s bassist Tony Levin. Check out his wonderful tour diary and web site.  Check out a video from the Hollywood Bowl show and the crowd’s reaction below.

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Oct 9, 2012

Mike Finger’s The Blue and the Black